Paula do Prado
Friday 7 – Saturday 22 April 2017
The Bomba artworks are made from a mix of humble materials: fabric samples, cloth remnants, paint and paper. The use of collage on fabric and paper relates to the traditions of ‘making do’ and the bringing together of seemingly disparate, unrelated and disjointed elements assembled together to create something new and cohesive. In Afro-Uruguayan culture there are still strong links to superstition and the merging of Christian and West African religious beliefs. Lines become blurred and slippages occur between religion, magic, art, music, dance, ritual and ceremony. Bomba or blast becomes a visual metaphor for cultural collisions and explosions, resistance and survival.
Works are for sale so please browse the Bomba catalogue below
Image: Paula do Prado, Rebel/Rebelde 2016, Fabric collage, 73 x73cm. Image: Alex Wisser
Fabric Collage Workshop
Paula do Prado
Thursday 20 April 2-4pm
For Bookings go to Bomba: Offcuts
But hurry! Only 10 places*
Join Bomba exhibition artist Paula do Prado for a hands on workshop turning fabric scraps and remnants into a work of art through collage. Often referred to as appliqué or reverse appliqué, you will be shown how to fuse fabric together using fusible webbing to design and create your own fabric collage artwork to take home. Whilst making you’ll be listening to some of the music that inspired the work for Bomba. The workshop includes an artist’s talk with a focus on the connection between “making do”, craft and keeping culture alive.
No previous experience required as this workshop is suitable for beginners through to experienced crafters and makers. All materials and tools will be provided but if you have cotton or linen fabric you’d like to use or donate feel free to bring it in!
* Children aged 12 and above may also register to participate however they must work in pairs with an attending parent/guardian as we will be using hot irons to fuse fabric together.
Light refreshments provided.